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#OPLSummer Week 4: Art & Expression

"Children learn, develop critical skills, and have fun when provided the opportunity for creative, artistic expression. Painting, coloring, writing, making music, and making crafts are all creative activities. Creative expression helps children articulate their feelings and thoughts." ~ Kaboom

 

This week we encourage you to visit (virtually) museums which we hope will inspire children and families to build, make, create, play, and learn through art exploration. 

Art is everywhere! How do you express yourself?  Please share your art photos online using the #OPLSummer hashtag.

Maker March 2020

Your Oakland Public Library empowers all people to explore, connect, and grow.

This March our adult programming focuses on Women's History, the Teens celebrate Maker Month and Children's Services highlights our build, make, play programs.

Explore our collection of craft books (745.5) 

Connect with others at these maker programs:

  • Wed March 4 Art Explorers 4pm @ Elmhurst

  • Fri March 6 Lego Mania 3:30pm @ Dimond
  • Wed March 11 Construction Zone 4pm @ Elmhurst
  • Thus March 12 Lego Mania 3pm @ Main Library Childrens' Room
  • Sun March 15 Mixed Media Workshop 1:30pm @ Main Library Childrens' Room
  • Wed March 18 Family STEAM Night 6pm @ Main Library Childrens' Room (reservations required 510-238-3615)
  • Fri March 20 Lego Club 3pm @ Lakeview
  • Sat March 21 Play Well TEKnologies 12pm @ Lakeview
  • Sat March 21 Shrinky Dinks 3pm @ Dimond
  • Wed March 25 Women's History Month Craft 3:30pm @ Dimond

Grow your skillset at these weekly programs:

Tuesdays 

  • 4pm @ West Oakland - Afterschool Art with MOCHA

Wednesdays

  • 2:30pm @ Montclair -  Build.Make.Play.
  • 2:30pm @ Main Library Children's Room - Art with Alejandra & Friends
  • 3pm @  Eastmont - Crafternoon

Thursdays

  • 3:30pm @ Lakeview - All Knit

Saturdays

  • 11am @ Temescal - Kids Craft